Liverpool defender Kolo Toure who last week Wednesday predicted that team-mate Mamadou Sakho was going to be on the score sheet against Everton has again predicted a ‘difficult’ period for his Liverpool team-mate.
24 hours after scoring for Liverpool in the 4-0 thrashing of Everton, Sakho was handed a suspension by Liverpool pending a Uefa investigation after the European governing body revealed the player failed a drugs test for diet pills after the Europa League draw with Manchester United. The 27 year old defender has played six matches, scoring two goals since that date.
Toure who played in Sakho’s place in the 2-2 draw with Newcastle United on Saturday and was banned for six months in 2011 while at Manchester City for failing a similar test for diet pills says he is yet to speak to Sakho about the defender failing a drugs test but says its really going to be difficult.
“I haven’t spoken with Mama to be honest. But I’ve been there and it’s really difficult, definitely.
“I don’t want to remember that because it has been tough for me. I don’t even want to talk about that because it is very hard.” Toure told the Daily Mail
Sakho is yet to be charged by Uefa, while it is believed his ‘B’ sample is yet to be tested but the Frenchman is not likely to feature again this season and will definitely miss the Europa League semi-final first leg against Villarreal on Thursday.
The former Arsenal defender who is out of contract at the end of the season ended up missing only a month of football as the offence occurred in March 2011 – the defender admitted the offence but claimed it was accidental as he had been given the pill by his wife.